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Good nutrition affects a child’s energy, mood, and overall health and development. To ensure children eat a balanced diet, it’s important that parents learn how to deal with picky eaters in an effective and positive way. Picky (selective) eaters Does your child insist on eating chicken nuggets every [...]
By uclahealth • February 1, 2018
The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you're doing it in a [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 14, 2017
While “summertime food” may conjure images of hot dogs and ice cream, summer is actually the perfect time to increase your family’s intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whether they’re cannonballing into the pool, building sandcastles, riding bikes or scaling jungle gyms, fun in the sun makes [...]
By uclahealth • June 22, 2016
  If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health; it’s good for Earth’s health. Dana Hunnes, a UCLA dietitian, provides some compelling reasons to get on the vegetarian bandwagon on [...]
By Roxanne Moster • April 22, 2016